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c. 1750; 1875 expanded; 1961. 314 N. Morris St.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)

Known in the 1870s as River View House, this eighteenth-century dwelling was expanded by Albert Robins to capitalize on the growing travel trade in Oxford. The original four-room center-hall house is now encased within the 1875 structure, preserving the eighteenth-century raised pine paneling and woodwork. When expanding the inn Robins added the front porch and a third story within a mansard roof to accommodate more rooms. He named his business after one of Oxford’s most prominent early citizens, Robert Morris, an Englishman who arrived in 1738 as a factor for the trading firm Cunliffe Foster and Sons and was the father of the Philadelphia banker by the same name known for financing the American Revolution.

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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ROBERT MORRIS INN", [, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 120-120.

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